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Welcome to My World. It Looks a Lot Like The 1950s!

By Holly by Heart There’s a running joke in our house, that I should wear a dress with an apron and be baking pies for dinner at 6pm sharp – which always triggers me to start shouting that it’s not the 1950s! Give me a pile of fabric and I’m in heaven but a bag of flour gives me a panic attack! It’s obviously not the 50s and I wouldn’t want it to be (in terms of equality at least) but in [...]

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Second Hand News – Why Reusing Clothes is Back in Fashion

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which is moving towards becoming Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the third in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution Week, [...]

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Vintageisavirtue Vintage Store

VINTAGEISAVIRTUE VINTAGE STORE A lifelong appreciation of wacky colours, sparkle and patterned loveliness, teamed up with the thrill of finding treasure started this little venture! All of the colourful vintage items you see in my shop has a had a little story of it’s own already, been handpicked by me, and then lovingly restored and cared for ready for it’s next home. The ‘make do and mend’ mentality is very important to me so the whole ethos of recycling preloved items [...]

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Louise O’Hara: Mixed Media Artist

I am a professional mixed media artist based in the heart of Cheshire and I create work from my studio at home, within my work I use a combination of layered surfaces from paint, ink, stitch, fabric and ephemera to create one off intricate mixed media pieces. My work has been described as quintessentially English, romantic and nostalgic. My work explores the richness of light and the colour and texture which I see around me, often focussing on rugged [...]

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Trying on a purple velvet dress

Shopping for Vintage at Vintage Fairs.

By Sharron Barton, Losana B I love shopping pre-loved. Charity shops are a fabulous source of beautiful, high quality clothing but you need to have the time to really go through the racks and find the gems. A vintage fair takes away that effort offering a range of pre-loved clothing, and other items, all already checked and inspected by the dealers. Trying on a purple velvet dress I took my daughter to her first vintage fair this weekend. The fair is run by [...]

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From an old trunk… 
An old nightdress and some lace

If you one of the growing group of people who just can’t resist a second hand shop, then these few lines and photos are dedicated to you! The story begins in a second hand shop, where, amongst thousands of items jumbled together, piled up high on a shelf with old cotton sheets and hand woven hemp, I find an old nightdress. The fabric is the same as the sheets, simply cut, unsophisticated. It is clearly the work someone inexperienced in [...]

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Upcycled Keepsakes and Vintage Buttons: Preserving Family Traditions

Guest Article by Amanda Chapman When did it all start my love and passion for up-cycling and vintage? I could say almost 2 years ago after I created myself a keepsake from leftover lace form my wedding dress and some of my late Grandma’s buttons – but actually these passions started long before that. My Grandma’s were both very resourceful women, but for different reasons; one Grandma had to be, where as my other Grandma was very much made from the [...]

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GONE RUSTIC: Life and thoughts impressed

Rita Summers’ business, Gone Rustic Studio, opened in 2003 in a rented building.  In 2004, together with her husband, they purchased a disused garage in St. Marys, Tasmania, Australia and transformed this dilapidated building into a studio and gallery. This is where Rita makes, displays and sells her own work (as well as other people’s quality handmade items), offers classes and hosts exhibitions of local artisans and travelling displays. Rita creates whenever she can, because art is integral to her [...]

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